I had been hearing a lot about Ava DuVernay before I decided to look her up. I got on her Instagram, double-tapped some photos and even commented on one of them. I don’t remember what my comment was, but I remember that she never responded. The more I saw her name come up in the news and social media, the more it reminded me that I never heard from her; no ‘thank you’ for commenting, not a ‘Like’ on my comment, not a view on my page or an email

Some years ago, during my inter-provincial travels between Montreal and Toronto, I found myself declaring that I would like to be baptized. At the time, I was already deep in regular Bible study, devotion and talking to God, so I thought that this would happen sooner rather than later, but it actually took some time for me to journey to this point. Even though I already had a faithful practice, I didn’t feel like it was enough to be baptized but my journey to baptism taught me 2 things: You

Black and white will never get old. It’s fitting for all seasons and you can go from day to night without being over or under dressed. HOW TO WEAR IT In Style Magazine says: Introducing another color would lessen the impact. So if your neckline begs for ornamentation, choose a statement piece in, yes, black or white, as Oscar de la Renta did with a gown. Shoes can be black, white, or a mix of the two, and makeup should do nothing more than highlight your brows and bone structure

You could imagine my surprise when I flipped through this month’s issue of Vogue magazine and saw my In The Jaune editorial looking up at me from the page. I thought: how could Vogue bite my idea like that? I know what you’re thinking: “ummmm pipe down Sandra, Vogue ain’t lookin’ at you.” But consider that I had this idea from Fall of last year, it’s in my editorial calendar from last year and I published it first in January. If that’s not a bite, then I don’t know what

All I can say is wow! In a matter of a few short weeks, we managed to secure a hotel partnership, 6 influencers/models, 3 makeup artists, 1, fashion stylist, 1 photographer and 1 videographer and I couldn’t be more grateful. Our team collaborated and worked together almost seamlessly and the proofs are already in and looking fantastic! I can honestly say, there were of course, challenges along the way. I had the influencers lined up, but as time was running short I still needed a venue, photographer, fashion stylist and

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